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Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel

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Village Street, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
+44 1681 700334
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here for our final meal on the island and were not disappointed, The quality of the food was excquisite and the service matched. We were able to watch a boat race from our table as the Sound of Mull is at the bottom of the garden!

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Thank HazelLamb
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Hazel Thank you for your very kind comments! More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for lunch during rainstorm. Very accommodating. The restaurant was full but they were happy to serve us in the North Lounge. The home made soup was excellent, the sandwiches OK. Biggest plus was the friendliness and willingness to fit us in.

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Thank Nick-the-ref
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

I am pleased that we were able to fit you in and that you felt so welcomed. Thanks for the review. More 

Wales, United Kingdom
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372 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in to The Argyll Hotel for a bite to eat during a day trip to the beautiful island of Iona. We were seated in the small terrace section of the elegant restaurant, and we adored the great views of the water and the island of Mull. We both chose the soup and sandwich option. We were delighted with... More 

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ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments on the food and location! I think it an excellent idea to share so that you can sample more of the different flavour options. Your review is appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back to stay at some point. More 

Stratford, Ontario, Canada
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137 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

As mentioned in our review of the hotel this was the best food we had. All fresh, much of it from their garden or grown locally.

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Thank Terry M
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Blackburn, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off at the hotel for a coffee, pot of tea and cake after our Staffa trip. We were served out in the garden and had a lovely view of the boats in the harbour. The hotel itself was quiet during our morning visit, I almost walked out because I felt like I was intruding. But I think the... More 

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Thank Helen H
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Helen I am glad that you didn't walk out! It can be quiet here in the mornings so thank you for not being put off. More 

Cape Town
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay- we are NYC snobs- and didn't expect this level of cuisine on a tiny tiny island. Count us chastened. Fabulous meal (and, unusually- several vegetarian entrees to chose from -instead of the usual sole entry). They also gracefully accommodated us with our slightly out of sorts 3 month old. (I had to go into a hotel lounge to feed... More 

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Thank CapeTownEliza
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Eliza I am delighted that you were able to feel so at ease with all the movings around. We are always happy to have families here and children have their own needs, so I am glad to hear that the staff were flexible. Thank you for your comments on the food - we enjoy having satisfied customers! Your review... More 

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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Iona as part of a day trip and the hotel provided an excellent escape from the Scottish weather! Quaint family feel with delicious cakes. Highly recommend.

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Thank Amandamexx
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we enjoy baking all of our cakes and are pleased to hear them being appreciated. More 

Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant came highly recommended. Most in our group enjoyed the meal but I did not. My main meal was badly undercooked and the starter no more than average. Apart from my main meal, it would have been OK but I don't feel I can give it a higher rating because it was so expensive.

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Thank MorrisGeoff
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am very sorry to hear that your main meal was undercooked. I do hope that you raised this with the duty manager on the evening as we would have replaced it or offered an alternative. If, however, you said nothing at the time then unfortunately we have been given no chance to address your... More 

Norwood, Missouri
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181 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

But need better, more friendly waiters! Very tasty but portions are too small. They serve French press coffee which was great. Beautiful room and views of the water.

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Thank Susie G
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Susie We are generally complimented on the friendliness of staff, so I apologise for the lapse on this occasion. We keep the cooked food portions moderated to avoid waste, but are happy for people to binge on the buffet and toast at breakfast. Thanks for your taking the time to write a second review. More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

I didn't know what to expect out of this unassuming restaurant with fabulous views of the Sound of Iona. The food was very upscale, sophisticated and beautifully presented. A pleasant surprise! A perfect end to a very special day on the magical island of Iona.

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Thank Maria S
ArgyllProprietors, Owner at Restaurant at The Argyll Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maria Thank you for your very kind comments. It is always pleasing to know that our offering is appreciated. I am glad that your day was so magical. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$18 - $46
Cuisine
British, Scottish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Street, PA76 6SJ, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Isle of Iona
  • Phone Number: +44 1681 700334
Description
Our food uses the very best local meat, fish and our own organic vegetable during the season. Alway a vegan and vegetarian option on the dinner menu. We cook everything fresh to order for food that is worth the wait. All baking is on-site with delicious bread and pastry.

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